India's exports grew by a healthy 32.5 per cent year-on-year to $20.6 billion in January this year on account of increasing demand in the western markets. 

During April-January this fiscal, the country's shipments went up by 29.4 per cent to over 184 billion dollar. Talking to reporters in New Delhi, Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar said, imports in January, 2011 was estimated to increase by 13.1 per cent to $28.6 billion dollar over the same period last year, leaving a trade deficit of $8 billion. He said sectors that registered healthy growth during April-January, 2010-11 included gems and jewellery, engineering and petroleum and oil lubricants.

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